Part 3 of 3 of my Behind the Cards posts from the Khans of Tarkir - Magic: the Gathering release. Today I show the steps behind the painting Warden of the Eye.
I was really pleased with how this card printed. The gold border around the card added richness to the image and the texture in the border is similar to the clouds in the background. I would love to say I planned my art to go so well with the border, but it was just a lucky convergence.
Like my Master the Way card posted yesterday, you will see changes in the pose and imagery from the sketch. I decided that the pose felt too simple, and went with a pose that required a little more balance and concentration from the djinn. Also, like Master the Way, I used Blender again to create the architecture and scrolls and then painted over the base imagery.
Below is a gif animation of the painting from start to finish
Higher resolution stils of some of the painting steps
Thanks for following along these last three posts. I will continue this series with the next release of Magic cards!